Peter Ellis Bean to Stephen F. Austin, 03-05-1828

Summary: Warning Austin of the plans of a band of outlaws.

Nacogdoches March the 5th 1828

Dier Sir

this is a copey of a leter that I have Just Racivd from a friend of mine that Dont wish his name statid and by this you can see what is on foot By his letter—

Coln Bean Sir after my Respects to you as a friend I feel it my Duty as a Cityson of this Goverment to let you now as you are the nearest ofiser to this Piase the Prosedings of a band of men that has Past this Piase a few Days agow they call them selves ad vans guard of a large army of Republicans, But if I should name them I should call them a Band of Robers thare is onley fifteen strong at Present and they git no Recruts hear in this Cuntrey but they say they have two or three hundrid troops hourly Expected my informasion is from the noted Doctor Daton who seems to head the Party he told me that he intendid to fall on Sn Antonio first if he should git men enough but if he should fail he intended to take Dilions [De Leon's] fort firs and was varry sertin that Dewits Coloney and Austins would Join him he also states that the Peopel on Ish bayo and those near Nacogdoches are to keep up a constant alarm in order to Draw the troops to that Piase, he says thare is fifty men on the way to meet him at the mouth of Poorwashitau the truth of this you must now for he says that Baley Anderson and a young man by the name of Blunt is in Company with them I also saw a leter from one Capt frith and Prater stated that they ware much in favour of the Plan and that Mr Prater would use all his influans with the Ingins he Names a Mr Litten who is to Join him on the Colorado with a company of men he say that they are to Join under the name of traping Expadision as to other Particulars you can inquire of Mr Williams who will give you this letter—

this is Sir atrew Copey of the original that is in my Posasion I also have informasion that thare is a man by the name of Capt Hall in your Colloney that is to Join with his companey this you will find out for I Dont now this Mr Hall this is all that I have to state to you But I hope your Pudans [prudence ?] will inform your self and then Do what you may think Best and let me now

Peter E Bean [Rubric]


this came from Pocan pint [Pecan Point]